Hi Wray, a few months ago I started reading this site but I am still confused. You see I am 37 years old and I want to have a baby. I have never been pregnant before and have been on the pill for nearly 13 years. I went off the pill about 3 years ago. I always felt that I was not ready to have kids. But at 37 I am ready but some how I feel It is too late for me because now I have problems with my periods.
About three years ago my period would not go away. I had it for three months straight till a doctor, a General practitioner put me on some pills called progyluton. Well it worked, the bleeding stopped. (I had gone to two gynecologists and they were not able to help)
Last year the Bleeding started again my General Practitioner put me on the same medication - progyluton, this time he prescribed three packets. The bleeding stopped after a long 6 months, that was January 2011. In February, one doctor prescribed a progesterone cream, Menogest cream by Swanson. He asked me to use it every day to regulate my period.
Somewhere on this site I read that if I used the preogesterone cream the first half of my cycle I will not ovulate. So in April I stopped the cream. My period came on the 26th. The previous month (March) it had come on the 20th.
Well I was diagnosed with PCOS. The thing is I am not sure whether I am Ovulating, this is a symptom of PCOS. I think that was the reason for my bleeding.
Two years ago my boyfriend was diagnosed with prostate cancer and he had his prostate removed. He had some sperm stored. I was told that the only way we could have a baby was through IVF. I was told that I have three small fibroids and they are about half the size of my uterus. The doctor told me that I need to have them removed because the IVF procedure is very expensive and that I need to increase my chances of getting pregnant by removing the fibroids. I plan to have surgery in May 2011.
Wray I need your help as the doctors are clueless.
I need you to tell me what to do. How do I balance my hormones and regulate my period?
I am not sure how long my cycle is, but I think it is 28 days. How do I know if I am ovulating?
Based on the information I got from the site, If I count the 1st day of bleeding day 1 of my cycle (Period came on 26th march at 9 pm) then I should start the cream on the 10th of May 2011 and use it for 14 days that is, up to the 23rd of May and period should come on the 24th of may. Is that right?
Also, can I not use a simple artificial insemination to get pregnant. Why does it have to be IVF?
Also, last year I started to lose my hair, my hair line has started to recede. I plan to see a dermatologist in June 2011. What do you think?
Are these all signs of me going through an early menopause? Why are all these things happening?
I am very sorry that this is so long. I am clueless and I really need your help, please. Can you please advise on the above. Thank you.